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Windows 7: 1.5gb of DDR2 ram

13 Sep 2012   #1
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
1.5gb of DDR2 ram

i have a motherboard with 2 DDR2 slots, right now each one has 512mb. If i were to remove one off them and insert a 1gb stick, now having 1.5gb installed.


is this possible (Motherboard model on my system specs)


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13 Sep 2012   #2
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Yes. The motherboard supports up to 8GB of DDR2 memory.
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13 Sep 2012   #3
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

but i know that some motherboards need the modules to be the same in each slot, is mine and exception?
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13 Sep 2012   #4
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

No. All motherboards that I know of with more than one memory slot can cater for different size modules to be used at the same time. For best results though, I recommend that identical modules are used, particularly when utilising dual/triple/quad channel memory.

Out of interest, why don't you replace both sticks at the same time?
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13 Sep 2012   #5
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

I am going to build a gaming rig in the next 6 - 12 months so i dont want major upgrades ( i will buy an adapter for some 4 gb laptop ram and install that on a later date. i had this 1gb stored on a non functioning computer so i decided to have a temporary memory boost.
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13 Sep 2012   #6
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

can i ask what do u think of your gtx550 ti?
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13 Sep 2012   #7
Dwarf

Windows 8.1 Pro RTM x64
 
 

Not a bad card, but I might consider upgrading it when I next upgrade the rest of my system - although this is probably going to be next year.
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13 Sep 2012   #8
Pedroc1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

sorry m8 but as i put the 1 gb on, i get the normal start up noises, no unusualness. just there is no screen input no matter which input i use, dvi and vga ( graphics card ) and the integrated vga. so i go back to 1gb (2 512s) and all is working again,
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13 Sep 2012   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It's been a while since I've worked with DDR2, but I thought the voltages varied greatly with DDR2, and that could easily cause the issues you are seeing.
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13 Sep 2012   #10
JDobbsy1987

Windows 8.1 Pro x64
 
 

What speed is the DDR2 512mb stick? Is it the same as the 1gb stick you have put in (in theory i believe they should still work but they would just run at the slower speed of the 2 if they were different but i have known motherboards to be fussy )

DDR2 Speeds Example:
DDR2-400
DDR2-533
DDR2-667
DDR2-800
DDR2-1066

Regards,
JDobbsy1987
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